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Mount Triglav

ESA Top News - Fri, 14/12/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia

December's Comet Wirtanen

APOD - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 16:00

Coming close in mid-December, Coming close in mid-December,


New ESA Kids blasts off!

ESA Top News - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 14:40

Our new and improved ESA kids website, home of our mascot Paxi, is available in six languages

New and improved ESA Kids website

ESA Top News - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 09:49

The ESA Education office is proud to launch the new and improved ESA Kids website, the online home of Paxi, the ESA Education mascot. With the new design and organisation, ESA Kids is the one-stop shop for all space-related information, resources, multimedia, and activities for children.

The ESA Kids platform has a new look and feel that enables users easier access to space-inspired Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) content geared toward primary-school aged children (5-12 years) in English, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, and Italian.  

An astronaut returns to Earth

ESA Top News - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 08:20

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on 20 December. After more than six months living and working on the International Space Station, their Soyuz is expected to touch down in Kazakhstan at around 05:06 GMT (06:06 CET).

Smart silicon

ESA Top News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:50

Technology image of the week: multiple integrated circuits destined for the brains of Europe’s future space missions

Cetus Galaxies and Supernova

APOD - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:00

Large spiral galaxy NGC 1055 at top left joins Large spiral galaxy NGC 1055 at top left joins


Rosetta witnesses birth of baby bow shock around comet

ESA Top News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:00

A new study reveals that, contrary to first impressions, Rosetta did detect signs of an infant bow shock at the comet it explored for two years – the first ever seen forming anywhere in the Solar System.

Warming regards

ESA Top News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:15

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Lake Dukan sends holiday greetings and a new year warning

Highlights of the North Winter Sky

APOD - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 12:00

Highlights of the North Winter Sky Highlights of the North Winter Sky


Slow flow for glaciers thinning in Asia

ESA Top News - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 16:15

Providing water for drinking, irrigation and power, glaciers in the world’s highest mountains are a lifeline for more than a billion people. As climate change takes a grip and glaciers lose mass, one might think that, lubricated by more meltwater, they flow more quickly. However, satellite images from over the last 30 years show that it isn’t as simple as that.

Saturn’s snowman

ESA Top News - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 11:05

Space Science Image of the Week: Saturn’s moons Dione and Rhea appear as one in this unusual line-up

Rocket Launch between Mountains

APOD - Mon, 10/12/2018 - 10:00

What's happening between those mountains? What's happening between those mountains?


Spiraling Supermassive Black Holes

APOD - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 08:00

Do black holes glow when they collide? Do black holes glow when they collide?


The Fairy of Eagle Nebula

APOD - Sat, 08/12/2018 - 06:00

The dust sculptures of the Eagle Nebula are evaporating.  The dust sculptures of the Eagle Nebula are evaporating.


Mount Everest Star Trails

APOD - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 17:00

Mount Everest Star Trails Mount Everest Star Trails


Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
3 - 7 December 2018

Learning from lunar lights

ESA Top News - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 13:31

Every few hours observing the Moon, ESA’s ‘NELIOTA’ project discovers a brilliant flash of light across its surface – the result of an object hurtling through space and striking our unprotected rocky neighbour at vast speed. Based at the Kryoneri telescope of the National Observatory of Athens, this important project is now being extended to January 2021.

Another El Niño on the horizon?

ESA Top News - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 10:00

The jury is still out as to whether climate change will lead to stronger El Niño events, but while representatives from around 200 countries at the COP24 conference are working to breathe life into the 2105 Paris Agreement, there is a 75–80% chance that a fully-fledged event could be with us in the next couple of months.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 09:05

This week's edition features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 view over the Chachani mountain and the city of Arequipa in Peru
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